Avatar, Hurt Locker, An Education lead BAFTA nominations!

source: bafta.org

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the nominees for their 2010 awards ceremony. Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker lead the pack with 8 nominations each. They will compete for Best Film against Up in the Air and Precious.

BEST FILM

AVATAR
AN EDUCATION
THE HURT LOCKER
PRECIOUS
UP IN THE AIR

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

AN EDUCATION
FISH TANK
IN THE LOOP
MOON
NOWHERE BOY

DIRECTOR

AVATARJames Cameron
DISTRICT 9Neill Blomkamp
AN EDUCATIONLone Scherfig
THE HURT LOCKERKathryn Bigelow
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDSQuentin Tarantino

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

THE HANGOVER – Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
THE HURT LOCKER – Mark Boal
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDSQuentin Tarantino
A SERIOUS MANJoel Coen, Ethan Coen
UPBob Peterson, Pete Docter

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

DISTRICT 9Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
AN EDUCATION – Nick Hornby
IN THE LOOP – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
PRECIOUS – Geoffrey Fletcher
UP IN THE AIRJason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

BROKEN EMBRACES
COCO BEFORE CHANEL
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
A PROPHET
THE WHITE RIBBON

ANIMATED FILM

CORALINE
FANTASTIC MR FOX
UP

LEADING ACTOR

JEFF BRIDGESCrazy Heart
GEORGE CLOONEYUp In The Air
COLIN FIRTHA Single Man
JEREMY RENNERThe Hurt Locker
ANDY SERKIS – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

LEADING ACTRESS

CAREY MULLIGANAn Education
SAOIRSE RONANThe Lovely Bones
GABOUREY SIDIBEPrecious
MERYL STREEPJulie and Julia
AUDREY TAUTOUCoco Before Chanel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

ALEC BALDWINIt’s Complicated
CHRISTIAN McKAY – Me and Orson Welles
ALFRED MOLINAAn Education
STANLEY TUCCIThe Lovely Bones
CHRISTOPH WALTZInglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

ANNE-MARIE DUFFNowhere Boy
VERA FARMIGAUp In The Air
ANNA KENDRICK Up In The Air
MO’NIQUEPrecious
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMASNowhere Boy

Check out the rest of the nominees here!

The winner of the BAFTA Best Film award has matched the Academy Award’s Best Picture recipient only four times in the past decade.

The BAFTAS will be handed out on the 21st of February.

Discuss: What are your thoughts on the nominees? They’re awfully U.K heavy aren’t they?

2 Responses to “Avatar, Hurt Locker, An Education lead BAFTA nominations!”

  1. I smell a BAFTA for Tarantino.

  2. In the Loop might upset An Education for Best British Film.

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